Happy Fall everyone – it’s officially pumpkin season! We are huge fans of all things pumpkin and all things Fall so this Pumpkin Patch sign has quickly become one of our favorite crafts. We’re so happy you love it too! This is a fun sign to make, you may even learn a new technique. We’re excited to walk you through the whole thing.
Let’s get started!
What’s in your kit:
- Gel stain
- Orange paint
- White paint
- Foam brushes
- Slat sign
- Pumpkin trio + bead board overlay
- Wood glue
You will also need:
- Vinyl squeegee (or credit card)
Step 1: Stain and paint
Start by staining the slat sign, then set aside to dry.
Paint the pumpkin trio and bead board overlay orange. Just paint the sides and fronts. Your kit may have come with an additional overlay that is not bead board, you can choose between the two for your sign.
Step 2: Vinyl
For this project we are using the reverse vinyl technique. That means we’ll be painting over the vinyl and then peeling the vinyl off to reveal the stain under the letters.
Step 3: White paint
Now paint the sign white. Start by dabbing over the letters lightly, be sure your brush isn’t too heavy with paint. Then smooth over the dabbing right away. The trick to clean lines is to go light on the paint.
Let the first coat dry and paint a second coat if desired. For the second coat, dabbing around the letters is not necessary. The first coat of paint will have created a seal. Still be careful not to have too much paint on the brush as you paint over the letters.
Step 4: Peel the vinyl
Step 5: Glue
Last step is to glue the bead board overlay onto the pumpkin trio, then glue the pumpkin trio onto the sign.
Let the glue dry completely before standing your sign up.
Thanks for crafting with us!
As always, our goal is to make crafting EASY and FUN! We hope this was project was both of those. We LOVE teaching these craft classes and putting together the kits. Make sure you keep up with our upcoming classes and kits – be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE. We always post the upcoming classes to our followers first. 🙂